The Liar – A Haiku

Image "About Birdsong" by Jay Taylor

Image “About Birdsong” by Jay Taylor

frustrations arise
tangled web of well-placed lies
harsh truth uncovered

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015

(Disclaimer: The above image “About Birdsong” is by artist Jay Taylor, and is available at RedBubble, of which I am an affiliate, supporting independent artist in reaching a wider audience, thank you)

Kindness Lost – A Haiku

Kindness Lost - A Haiku

the sharp, painful truth
brutal honesty unmasks your face
all kindness now lost

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

This post is inspired by the Daily Prompt: “Sweet Little Lies”, which reminded me of a sentiment, that it is better to be kind than to be right, and sometimes that means better to be kind than truthful. Being wise to me would mean, to know when the truth would do more harm, and to know when giving the truth is better, than a lie.

Have a great day!

And Action! The Show Must Go On

We are a family of creative people, of artists, who need an outlet of some form or another to not go stir crazy. Creating is in our blood, so today’s daily prompt question made me smile:

If you were involved in a movie, would you rather be the director, the producer, or the lead performer? (Note: you can’t be the writer!).

Photographers, artists, poets: show us CELEBRITY.

Ah, the movies – the beauty and artistic expression of cinema! I spent many hours of my childhood within the confinements of a movie theater, which took me out of the bounds of a rather harsh childhood and transformed my life into something magical.

I still love the movies, the small artistic pieces as well as the big productions such as anything created by Marvel (so sue me, I am a Geek). It is not to my surprise that my daughter is two years away from embarking on a journey to study Film and a son who wants  to study Video Game creating, and song writing. My husband is itching for the day when my writing will make enough money for him to hand over our business to someone else, and he can devote his time to artistic photography. So, like I said, art is in our blood, it is who we are with every inch of our being.

But which role would I take within a movie, if I could not be the writer? Well maybe, in the midst of writing scripts, I will be one day as lucky as one of my personal heroes Joss Whedon and be able to direct, not just write cinema. I have no need to be in front of the camera, but I have to be in the middle of it, get my hands dirty, put together the pieces that make the stories come from paper to the wondrous creations I have been so lucky to see.

Maybe one day, one of you will be watching one of these movies, with my name at the end of the credits. If not, that is okay too, because writing is, and always will be my first and biggest artistic love. But it would the icing on the cake.

See you in Hollywood